January 14, 2013 Subject:
That was my first Phil gig, and what a night !!!! Great great stuff, just blew me away..... great SBD to have (in a special place) !! Thanks Phil !!!
November 6, 2007 Subject:
Saw some 2007 Fall Tour shows and it just made me think back to all of the other formations of P&F which were way better, this being one of the prime ones.
Kreutzman on drums adds more of a structured sound and allows for a maturity to exist in a new rendition of the band. Same can be said for David Nelson on guitar who brings his New Riders steeze, as well as his backing band (Mookie Segal, Barry Sless) to give a sometimes incredibly mellow show, and sometimes incredibly spacey show. Both are highlights.
Set 1: Has a full That's It For The Other One, vocally it sound silly during The Other one when Nelson does backing vocals for Phil, he sounds like a voicebox. Nelson band songs such as Chosen One are most certainly welcome.
Mississippi Half Step is sorrowfull, beautiful, and turned into a country ballad in memory of Jerry. Between Phil's vocals on this and the Sless/Nelson interplay after verse 3, we can see old friends bringing this beautiful new rendition to light for their fallen brother. Phil's Rio Grandio/Lazy River vocal bridge is superb! By Far the highlight of the album.
China DOll has a rough intro but shapes itself nicley once the band decides what to do. Phil vocals are welcome, but also make us remember that no one does it like Jerr Berr.
Cumberland is hoppin' with some slick Mookie Piano riffs and solid David Nelson vocals. Nice countried out version throwing back to Workingman's days.
Wizards Son is a chance for Mookie, Kimock, and Sless to go berserk and lead into a nice trippy intro to the Wheel.
The Wheel has some HARD Phil bombs and despite a vocal flub between Phil and David in the first verse, is solid as ever in P&F. This is rare for the wheel which is sort of the common fuck-up of P&F.
Dark Star which can sometimes be boring considering who Phil's "friends" are is awsome here with the entire band contributing equally. One moment Billy K. and Phil seem to lock into rhythmic weaving which was great to here again.
Morning Dew bored me with the Dead and it hasn't changed now.
So I gave this show 5 stars not because of its "perfection" per-se but because of the soundboard quality which is never crappy (THanks Phil) and the group interplay of old friends which makes us remember how many wonderful musicians followed in the original band's footsteps after Jerry's demise. A great snag for any P&F or New Riders fan.
February 17, 2006 Subject:
These are probably my favorite "friends" of Phil. They play so well together. Kimock and Sless are brilliant together, neither one stepping on the other. This show is incredible....there is some major psychadelic jamming. The DNB tunes are bad ass! Get this now!
December 1, 2005 Subject:
The first set of this concert is on a short list of my favorite psychedelic experiences of all time. The textures created during both Cryptical episodes rival those established during the finest performances of P-funk's Pussycat, or Phish's Split Open and Melt. It was there, while writhing at the rail on 400 mics of Owsley gelatin, that Kimmock proved to me that he is the true second coming. Take away his improvizational prowess, and you end up with rat dog- or worse. Compare this show to the Warren Haynes debacles a couple months later, and you'll know what I mean. Psychedelia is duodecatonic. Not Pentatonic. Phil Shoulda pony'd up the dough to keep Steve around.
Reviewer:Wake of the Flood One
July 23, 2005 Subject:
Cumberland!!!!!!! Nelson Billy Sless make this
Just a gem of all time...Jerry is lovin this version!!!!!!!!!!! Best of Phils Bands forever!
February 17, 2005 Subject:
Wish I was there.....nice mix of cowboy stuff and pyschadelic stuff....
Bring DNB on tour this summer phil!!!!
February 3, 2005 Subject:
I've this one for a while. Nelson, Sless, Kimock. Oh, baby. One of the many, many highlights is Kimock's jam in Dave Neslon's "Chosen One". 99 was a great Phil& Friends year!
January 30, 2005 Subject:
Hail, Hail '99 P & F
Another steller 1999 P & F show featuring a fits like a glove cast of musical friends. The Nelson Band shines and Billy K adds his chops to the mix. It's so nice to finally upgrade to soundboards after years of listening to the audience recordings. Thanks for getting all these killer shows uploaded.